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Presented by: Byung Woo Kim, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University & Hamid Khoja, PhD, Covaris

Introduction by: Sean Gerrin, Covaris


Standardization of the ChIP Workflow Using Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA) to Study the Transcriptional Regulation of SOD1 in ALS Pathogenesis

In this webinar, Byung Woo Kim, a fifth- year PhD candidate from the Division of Neuropathology at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presented his findings on ChIP workflow optimization using the truChIP Chromatin Shearing Kit from Covaris. 

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Presented by: Sean Glenn, PhD, Vice President Clinical and Research Development, OmniSeq

Introduction by: Heather Ferguson, Covaris

High Throughput Total Nucleic Acid Profiling of FFPE Tumors

This webinar explores how the Covaris truXTRAC® FFPE kit, powered by Adaptive Focused Acoustics® (AFA®), enabled OmniSeq, Inc., a CAP accredited molecular diagnostic laboratory, to improve overall comprehensive molecular and immune profiling of patient tumors using a novel process for automated DNA and RNA extraction.

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Software Updates



SonoLab 8.4 - For the LE220-plus

Some highlights:
  • RFID validation for oneTUBE-10 AFA plates; ensures the correct consumables are used with the proper protocols
  • Pulsing capability; a new way of delivering AFA technology
  • A new user role created called 'Operator Role' for users that can run methods but cannot edit them. The previous User Role has been renamed 'Editor,' and has ability to edit and create methods

Please note: SonoLab 8.4 requires updated firmware to be installed by Covaris Technical Support. Also, this version of SonoLab requires that your system has an RFID scanner installed. If your instrument does not, or you are unsure, please contact techsupport@covaris.com.

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Covaris in the News

Overcoming the Extraction Challenges of FFPE Tissues

January 11, 2019 | GEN, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

An extraction process that reliably produces sufficient DNA yield and fragment sizes from precious FFPE samples is a necessity for any molecular pathology laboratory. Learn how Covaris can provide the solution by clicking below.

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Latest Blog Post
2018 Wrap-Up from Jim Laugharn, Covaris CEO
2018 was the year of Automation for Covaris as you adopted our newest automation friendly platforms including the LE220-plus and the oneTUBE consumables. 2019 will be the year of high-throughput automation.  We are further developing novel sample preparation solutions for automated, simplified, high-throughput workflows. Applications include faster automated DNA fragmentation, cell lysis, mixing, bead mixing, compound management and more! 
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literature App Notes

Formaldehyde-Assisted Isolation of Regulatory Elements – FAIRE

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Covaris Shearing Guide for 500 Base Pairs using the 96 oneTUBE-10 AFA Plate

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Upcoming Events
Society for Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS)
February 2- February 6

Visit Booth #1417 to Join the AFA-Revolution  

Why Visit Covaris During SLAS 2019?

  • Witness live demonstrations of the R230 AFA-Revolution on-deck in a Lynx Liquid Handler
  • Meet the LE220Rsc Focused-ultrasonicator, our highest-powered instrument capable of delivering AFA by scanning to enable use of 384 well plates
  • Learn about the oneTUBE product family-  Covaris certified consumables designed to simplify your automated workflow, available in 8-strip, 96 well and 384 well plate formats
  • Visit Biosero at Booth 801 to see how you can easily communicate with Covaris LE220Rsc in an automated workcell using Green Button Go, Biosero's scheduling software
SLAS Spotlight Presentation
February 5, 2019 from 11:30 to 11:50am

Incorporating Covaris Focused-ultrasonication into a Fully Automated Diagnostic NGS Workcell
Speaker: Devin Rhodenizer MB(ASCP)CM, PMP, ARUP Laboratories 

Location: Exhibition Theater

Description: ARUP Laboratories has developed and designed a unique customized workcell for performing clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) diagnostic testing. In order to generate consistent DNA fragmentation of a wide variety of samples and sample types, the Covaris LE220R-plus Focused-ultrasonicator was integrated using collaborative robotics and customized integration components. In this presentation, we focus on the integration of the Covaris LE220R-plus, the challenges that were encountered, and the innovative solutions designed in order to bring the workcell from concept to reality.

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